moved for leave to introduce Bill C-283, An Act to establish the office of the Veterans’ Ombudsman.
Mr. Speaker, this is a bill of which I am very proud. It is in regard to support for our veterans and peacekeepers.
Too many veterans are denied benefits and former peacekeepers have been abandoned. We see the evidence of this with the many homeless veterans and people who depend on food banks.
In regard to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board, it is important to have qualified members on the board, people with medical credentials and also individuals who have served in the Canadian Forces because they have experience of the reality of CF personnel.
I hope the House will support this because it supports veterans.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)